Awesome two days helping @Lowpost_es team

I have recently visited Valencia in order to help my friends at Lowpost. It was great and I had a lot of fun! I would like to tell you a bit about how it was.

Who is Lowpost?

Lowpost is a cool start-up that are focused in Content Marketing. Lowpost connects companies that need interesting content with authors that can write about such topics. Authors bet for the open jobs and then they deliver the content to the final customer. Everything around such process is managed by the Lowpost platform.

As a start-up, they have grown quite fast, so their code. They started with Drupal, as many start-ups, and then they added a Silex application. You know that testing is difficult, however, doing unit testing for Drupal is a challenge.

What we did?

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“Domain-Driven Design in PHP” (@dddbook) is finished

Today, Keyvan, Christian and me are very happy to announce that “Domain-Driven Design in PHP” book is 100% complete. 380 pages and around 1400 readers so far.

Thanks

Thanks, thanks, thanks.

Thanks to everyone that has supported us in this project.

Thanks to Christian and Keyvan. We don’t need words to understand each other.

Thanks to our families and friends. Love is what you need to keep pushing.

Thanks to Edd Mann for helping at the beginning with the language implementation details ;).

Thanks to Matthias Noback for his suggestions and his foreword.

Thanks to Vaughn Vernon for being pragmatic and inspiring.

Thanks to Ricard Clau, Albert Casademont, Victor Guardiola and Jordi Abad for your contributions.

Thanks to Natalye Childress for non stopping asking about uppercase or lowercase. With your work, the book can be read.

Thanks to everyone that committed fixes, you are great: Jonathan Wondrusch, César Rodríguez, Yannick Voyer, Oriol González, Henry Snoek, Tom Jowitt, Sascha Schimke, Sven Herrmann, Daniel Abad, Luis Rovirosa, Luis Cordova, Raúl Ramos, Juan Maturana, Nil Portugués, Nikolay Zujev, Fernando Pradas, Raúl Araya, Neal Brooks, Hubert Béague, Aleksander Rekść, Sebastian Machuca, Nicolas Oelgart, and Marc Aube.

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RESTGames – More than katas

Today, Christian (@theUniC) and I (@buenosvinos) would like to introduce you “REST Games“: Games based in REST Services for learning and practicing coding.

Its goal is to provide some coding challenges that go beyond katas. You will have to implement a small JSON REST API that will play a well known multiplayer game, such as battleship, connect-4, tic-tac-toe, etc. The best part comes when two mates develop the same JSON REST API and you can use our referees programs two make them play one against the other. Who will win?

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Deploying Symfony (and PHP) apps with Ansistrano

For a long time, Capifony was, without any doubt, the facto option for deploying Symfony2 applications. Capifony is a ruby gem based in Capistrano v2, an open source tool for running scripts on multiple servers with a deployment flow built-in. It’s primary use is for easily deploying applications. While it was built specifically for deploying Rails apps, it’s pretty simple to customize it to deploy other types of applications. At that time, alternatives were shell scripting or Fabric. Now there’s a better one, Ansistrano.

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Tactical Domain-Driven Design Screencast at PHPBarcelona (Spanish)

Os dejo el video sobre DDD Tactical Design que hice en la Monthly Talk de PHPBarcelona. Nos dio tiempo a charlar un poco de estrategia, ver los Value Objects, Entities y algo de Repositories. La charla está basada en el libro que Christian, Keyvan y yo estamos escribiendo en leanpub: “Domain-Driven Design with PHP by Examples”. En los últimos 30 minutos hablo sobre cómo estamos gestionando la Integración Continua en Atrápalo.

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